Taxon: Pinus gerardiana Wall. ex D. Don

Genus: Pinus
  Subgenus: Strobus
    Section: Quinquefoliae
      Subsection: Gerardianae
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 28450
Place of publication: A. B. Lambert, Descr. Pinus ed. 3, 2:144, t. 79. 1832 (N. Wallich, Numer. List 207, no. 6064. 1831-1832, nom. nud.)
Name Verified on: 16-May-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jun-2009
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • chilghoza pine  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • chilgoza pine  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Gerard's pine  (Source: Pines) - English
  • Gerards Kiefer  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: seeds (fide Edible Nuts)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Xizang
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan


  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Farjon, A. Pines, drawings and descriptions of the genus Pinus. 1984 (Pines) 79.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated conifers (English translation of Die Nadelgeholze, ed. 2. 1983). 1985 (KrussmannC)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1949. Lambert's "A Description of the genus Pinus" Madroño 10:45.
  • Mirov, N. T. 1967. The genus Pinus 275, 278.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Rosengarten, F. The book of edible nuts. 1984 (Edible Nuts)
  • Silba, J. 1986. Encyclopaedia Coniferae Phytologia Mem. 8:143.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Pinus gerardiana Wall. ex D. Don :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.